UEFA Europa League: FC Porto V Manchester City

David JacobsCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15:  Mario Balotelli of Manchester City looks on during a training session held ahead of their UEFA Europa League match against Porto at the Carrington Training Complex on February 15, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Good evening people. Thought I might do another live blog of a game.

It will be FC Porto v Manchester City in the Europa League.

 

With the Champions League all but a distant memory for both clubs, it will be a case of who wants to end this season with some kind of trophy. Manchester United have just beaten Ajax 0-2 in Amsterdam, so maybe City will want to emulate that and maybe meet United in a less-than-ideal, but still worthwhile trophy.

 

Lineups are:

FC Porto

  • 01 Helton
  • 04 Maicon
  • 05 Pereira
  • 14 Rolando
  • 02 Danilo
  • 03 Gonzalez
  • 08 Joao Moutinho
  • 19 Rodriguez
  • 25 Fernando
  • 12 Hulk
  • 17 Varela

Substitutes

  • 31 Bracali
  • 26 Alex Sandro
  • 10 Rodriguez
  • 22 Mangala
  • 35 Defour
  • 11 Kleber
  • 20 Djalma

     

Manchester City

  • 25 Hart
  • 02 Richards
  • 04 Kompany
  • 06 Lescott
  • 22 Clichy
  • 18 Barry
  • 19 Nasri
  • 21 Silva
  • 34 De Jong
  • 42 Y Toure
  • 45 Balotelli

Substitutes

  • 30 Pantilimon
  • 05 Zabaleta
  • 13 Kolarov
  • 15 Savic
  • 08 Pizarro
  • 10 Dzeko
  • 16 Aguero

Game about to start.

Related

    Assaulted Liverpool Fan in Critical Condition

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Assaulted Liverpool Fan in Critical Condition

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report

    We Defy You Not to Enjoy This Liverpool Side…

    World Football logo
    World Football

    We Defy You Not to Enjoy This Liverpool Side…

    Sarah Winterburn
    via Football365

    'Give Him the Ballon d'Or Now' — the Night Salah Wowed Europe

    World Football logo
    World Football

    'Give Him the Ballon d'Or Now' — the Night Salah Wowed Europe

    BBC Sport
    via BBC Sport

    Oxlade-Chamberlain's Injury 'Probably Really Bad'

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Oxlade-Chamberlain's Injury 'Probably Really Bad'

    Gianni Verschueren
    via Bleacher Report